Today I will be reviewing Blood of Elves (The Witcher) by Andrzej Sapkowski
I want to start off by saying I am NOT a gamer and know nothing of the video games. So if you want to talk to me about the games, sorry! Nothing against gamers, its just not my thing. I know the games were based on these books, and are very popular, but that is as far as my knowledge goes.
I have seen many people say how great these books are, and that they are very Sword and Sorcery, Conan Esq pulpy fantasy, which is totally me! So yes I had to check them out!
The first book (The Last Wish) I read was fantastic, but I was a little disappointed in the second book (Sword of Destiny). Those were both collections of short stories about the adventures of Geralt of Rivia. They captured the Sword and Sorcery, Conan pulpy feel I love so much, some great modern S&S. I was hoping this first novel would again deliver like the first book. Unfortunately it did not. Still a very good book and I recommend it to other readers, but it was missing something. I can’t place what was missing, but it just felt different. Maybe this character lends himself better to short story format. I plan on continuing this series as I do enjoy it. I hope the next book can recapture that certain something that had me loving The Last Wish collection.
As you know if you have read my reviews before I am not about long reviews with synopsis and spoilers. I just give my opinion on my experience with this book and you can take it from there. Now on to the next book.
This book is out NOW!
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The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.
For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.
Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world – for good, or for evil.
As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all – and the Witcher never accepts defeat.
Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer. He is now one of Poland’s most famous and successful authors.